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Trial site chosen for suspect in 2018 Texas school shootings

Jun. 25, 2019 2:40 PM EDT

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — A teenager accused in the fatal shooting of 10 people at his Houston-area school faces trial 45 miles (72.42 kilometers) from where the attack happened. A judge in Galveston County has moved the capital murder trial of 18-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis, who attended Santa Fe High...

1-year-old child left in SUV dies in south Texas

Jun. 23, 2019 10:46 PM EDT

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — A 1-year-old child has died after being left in a parked SUV in south Texas for about five hours. Galveston police spokesman Sgt. Xavier Hancock tells the Daily News that a parent had arrived for work at a restaurant about 11 a.m. Saturday with the child in a black SUV. The parent...

AP Explains: Juneteenth celebrates end of slavery in the US

Jun. 14, 2019 9:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A holiday that is spreading across the U.S. and beyond, Juneteenth is considered the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. It was originally celebrated on June 19, the day that Union soldiers in 1865 told enslaved African Americans in...

Schlitterbahn, Cedar Fair enter $261M water park sale deal

Jun. 13, 2019 4:57 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas-based water park company on Thursday announced an agreement to sell two of its attractions and will also give the buyer the right to acquire its Kansas site where a 10-year-old boy was killed nearly three years ago. Schlitterbahn said in a news release it sold a water park and...

US Catholic bishops convene to confront sex-abuse crisis

Jun. 11, 2019 5:29 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The nation's Roman Catholic bishops convened a high-stakes meeting Tuesday under pressure to confront the child sexual abuse crisis that has disillusioned many churchgoers, with one scholar warning: "We find ourselves at a turning point, a critical moment in our history." How the bishops...

Allegations against top priest under review after AP report

Jun. 8, 2019 12:20 PM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Catholic Church in Texas says it is reviewing allegations that a top monsignor continued to hear a married woman's confessions after luring her into a sexual relationship, a potentially serious crime under church law. The announcement was issued by the Galveston-Houston Archdiocese...

Texas couple stands by story after US cardinal pushes back

Jun. 6, 2019 1:08 PM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Texas couple that accused top U.S. Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of mishandling a sexual misconduct case involving his former deputy is denying his office's claims against them, saying the church is mistreating them the way it mistreats other victims. DiNardo's Galveston-Houston...

Top US cardinal accused of mishandling aide's sex abuse case

Jun. 5, 2019 6:15 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — When Cardinal Daniel DiNardo first met Laura Pontikes in his wood-paneled conference room in December 2016, the leader of the U.S. Catholic Church's response to its sex abuse scandal said all the right things. He praised her for coming forward to report that his deputy in the...

The Latest: Church says cardinal addressed abuse 'swiftly'

Jun. 5, 2019 12:49 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on a top U.S. cardinal's handling of a sexual misconduct case (all times local): 9:20 p.m. Representatives of a top leader of the U.S. Catholic Church say he acted "swiftly and justly" to the allegations made by a woman who claims his former deputy lured her into a sexual...

Hurricane season 2019: A sense of fear for towns already hit

May. 31, 2019 2:18 PM EDT

The annual start of hurricane season casts a shadow of dread over coastal sections of the United States. People fret over the next Big One, even as communities struggle to recover from the last one. For some communities, the devastation remains an open wound, as in Florida's Panama City, slammed by Hurricane...